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Exclusively Yours,
___Betty Beale
Jack Meikle, Meza Wood Married;
Skipping a Party Here Is Risky
Jack Melkle and Meza Wood are
married and have been ever since
January. The news has Just come
from Hot Springs, where they are
now at the Homestead on a deferred
honeymoon. Jack vlsitedithe former
Mrs. Durham Wood at Palm Beach
in March when the latter was stay
ing with her aunt, Mrs. Alvin T.
Hert, but nobody knew they were
married. The popular Canadian
commander has been making no
bones about his affection for the
Capital socialite for several months,
but she has been pretending that
she wasn’t even seriously interested.
Just why, and all the delay, is yet
to be heard.
Anyhow, Washington hostesses
have to strike another name off their
bachelor list—one who can play the
piano by ear by the hour.
* * * *
Everybody goes to parties in
Washington because they’re afraid
of missing something if they don’t.
Like the one the other evening.
There was enough glamour in
Hildegarde’s sumptuous apartment
at the Statler for this intime gath
ering to make things highly inter
esting. When the blond chanteuse
sat down at the piano and played
some really serious music and then
sang some cute songs, it was the
President’s handsome naval aide,
Rear Admiral James Foskett, who
made it a duet. Secretary of the
Interior "Cap’’ Krug came in on
the low notes while Mrs. Earl
Stewart of New York lent an ear.
A close friend of the Trumans and
the Snyders, she is in and out of the
White House frequently.
Senator and Mrs. William Know
land of California, Mrs. Foskett,
Francois Charles-Roux of the
French Embassy whose own piano
playing is out of this world; the
Bill Morgans, Mrs. Verbena Heb
bard, down from Manhattan for the
day and squired by Jack Logan and
Nina Olds squired by Johnny Galli
her, just about completes the list
at this early-morning-hour party.
Mrs. Hebbard is that stunning blond
executive from California who Is
one of the owners of the Beverly
Hills Kvtel. looks like Hedda Hopper
and can wear her hats.
—Del Ankers Photo.
Ethel Eadie Weds
Edwin Shepherd, Jr.
'■ Miss Ethel Eadie. daughter of Mr.
James^ B. Eadie and the late Mrs.
Eadie," became the bride Friday qf
Mr. Edwin Shepherd, jr., son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. J. Shepherd of Mount
Rainier. The Rev. Walter F. Wolf
officiated at the ceremony in the
Sherwood Presbyterian Church and
a reception immediately followed.
Mrs. Warren Beach played the
nuptial music and accompanied the
soloist, Mr. John Wolfe.
The bride, who was given in mar
riage by her father, wore an ivory
satin gown and veil of illusion
draped from a coronet trimmed
with white forget-me-nots. Her
bouquet was a shower of white rases
and sweetpeas.
Miss Evangeline Eadie. who was
her sister’s maid of honor, wore a
pale acqua marquisette gown: and
the other attendants, Miss Alice
Ann Shepherd and Mrs. William
Jones, wore pale orchid. All car
ried assorted spring flowers.
Mr. Robert Reinoehl served as
best man for the bridegroom and
Mr. James Eadie, brother of the
bride and Mr. Albert Crenshaw
were the ushers.
Youngest person there was
Drucie Snyder who came with Mar
vin Braverman. The daughter of
the Secretary of the Treasury grad
uates May 28 from G. W. and, with
sheepskin tucked away, will go
abroad June 18 on the America.
She’s going with Bartow Lamm
bert, a life-long friend from St.
Louis, and the two gals will cover
the best theaters of Europe. It looks
like Drucie has her eye on a stage
career when she gets back.
* * * *
Retiring United States Ambassa
dor to the Philippines Paul McNutt,
is going to open his own law office
in Washington. In fact, he is al
; ready established both here and in
New York but the family will spend
most of the time in Washington
land they are back in their old
'apartment at the Shoreham. This
| is causing the McNutts no pain
at all, as they love our fair city
and can now settle down here for
jgood. Daughter Louise is already
i back at her old job' in the State
i Department.
The latest flash from New York
t is that Peggy Wagner will be mar
ried in July. The niece of Mrs.
George Pettengill who made her
debut in London, New York and
Washington and found the latter so
interesting she stayed on for years
making her home with Mrs. El
dridge Jordan, will marry an Eng
lishman named Leslie Porter. His
Dusiness Will Keep uicui in
’’ tan for the first three years of
! martial bliss.
The James Hale Steinmans are
down from Lanacster this week end.
While Jim went to the Gridiron din
ner last evening, Louise entertained
a few friends at the P Street Club.
Next week end they're due back for
the big luncheon Brig. Gen. and
Mrs. Richard Cutts are giving at
their home, Dondoric Farm at The
Plains, Va. . . .
The Guy Martins have bought the
house across the street from Tre
garon, home of Mr. and Mrs.. Joe
Davies. On the corner of Klingle
and Woodley roads, it is now the
abode of the Silvestrellis of the
Italian Embassy who will remain
there for a few more weeks. The
former Edith Gould of New York
and her husband will move in
about the middle of the summer.
Guy, who is just out of the State
Department and now engaged in
his own private law' practise, will
have a special room for his toy
trains. He has a fair collection
now' and is going in for some post
war expansion, he says. He and his
talented brunette wife will be back
from New York in a week.
* * * *
The William von Raths are in j
Washington en route from Carmel,;
Calif., to their home in Locust Val
ley. Long Island. The parents of the
famed pulchritudinous twins, Marie
and Cecelia, are here to get a
glimpse of the latter, her small-fry
daughter, and husband Don Mac
Donald. The MacDonalds at last
found a house on Thirty-second
street after hiding out in Cabin
John for a year midst Peter Hunt
decorations from stem to stern and |
■floor to roof,
Mrs. von Rath is staying with
1_.1J firmn-an T'tnl n
Robbins, who says her house re- j
minds her of a windmill—there's'
so much activity around and about.
The ideal hostess gives her guests
a warm welcome, a key to the house
and full freedom of one of the Capi
tal's charming homes. She has just
been entertaining Mrs. Cora Kava
nagh from the Argentine.
British bachelor, Col. Stewart
Roddie, breezed into town this week
end in the midst of a lecture tour
on war-bound mistakes in Europe.
The author of "Peace Patrol," a best
seller in 1935, is apt to turn up any
where, but his»most interesting work
is always husn-hush. He was the
reason for the small party Betsy
and Johnny Caswell gave for him
Friday afternoon. Also on hand, a
week-end surprise from Gotham, was
George Kent, ex-husband of the
former Alicia du Pont Glendening.
Miss Relac Bride
Of Mr. Graziani
Miss Anne Christine Relac. daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. George Relac
of Newton Falls, Ohio, became the
bride of Mr. Angelo J. Graziani, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Granziani.
The Rev. L. F. Miltonberger offici
ated at the ceremony in St. Martin’s
Roman Catholic Church and a re
ception followed.
The bride was given in marriage
by her father and attended by Mrs.
Gerald V. Ullmer. Mr. Charles
Mercogliano served as best man for
the bridegroom and Mr. Victor Mer
cogliano and Mr. William Wiekmani
were the ushers.
The engagement of Miss Noyes to Mr. Robert Henry Boor
man is announced by her mother, Mrs. Laurence Hill Green
and Mr. Green. Mr. Boorman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James
A. Boorman. —Hessler Photo.
Miss Seib Bride
Of Sergt. Kendall
Miss Elizabeth Jane Seib and
Sergt. Grover C. Kendall, jr., were
married May 1 in a candlelight
ceremony at St. Paul's Episcopal
Church by Dr. Franklin Bohannan.
After the reception, the couple left
for a short wedding trip and upon
their return they will make their
home in Washington.
The bride, who is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. William L. Seib, was
given in marriage by her father. She
wore a white satin gown and her
fingertip veil of illusion and lace fell
from a tiara of seed pearls. She
carried a bouquet of calla lilies.
Mrs. Robert DeEawder was ma
tron of honor and she w'a§ gowned
in orchid taffeta and carried a bou
—Glogan Photo.
quet of yellow' snapdragons. The
bridesmaids were Mrs. Hal Jackson
and Miss Toni Thacker. They wore
pink and aqua marquisette gowns
and carried bouquets of spring flow
Sergt. Peter DeBoer was best man
and the ushers were S'Sergt. Marvin
Luckfield and Corpl. Robert Gorson.
Mr. Bertram E. Birgfeld of Erie,
Pa., announces the engagement of
his daughter. Miss Virginia Denny
Birgfeld. to Sergt. Arthur L. Coupal,
son of Mrs. Lucy Coupal of Wal
tham. Mass.
The wedding will take place in
June. __
In the Ne ws
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sherby have
opened their country home at
Beallsville. Md.
Mrs. William Ogus entertained at
luncheon and cards during the week
in her apartment at the Broadmoor.
Alice Jodon Bride
Of Mr. Seccombe
Lincoln Road Methodist Church
was the scene of the wedding early
last evening of Miss Alice Jane
Jodon and Mr. Lionel H. Seccombe,
jr., which took place at 6 o’clock
with the Rev. George Bennett offi
ciating at the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Van S. Jodon and she was
escorted and given in marriage by
her father. She wore a dress of
■ •**»*••• mmmum&z ■■■
—Stuckey Photo.
white taffeta trimmed with braid
and buttons. Her veil was attached
to a coronet of ruffled net and seed
pearls and she carried a pink orchid
corsage surrounded by white rases
and white stock.
Mrs. »Phyllis Cole, sister of the
bride, was the matron of honor
and wore embroidered net with a
picture hat and carried pink roses
and blue iris.
The bridesmaids were Miss Edith
Shepherd, Miss Virginia Frey and*
Wedding Plans
And Parties
Miss Kathleen Bell was hostess
In the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Daniel W. Bell, yesterday
afternoon, entertaining in honor of
Mrs. Donald J. Prewitt and Mr.
John M. Lynham whose marriage
will take place May 32. Guests at
the party were contemporaries of
the honor guests, with the exception
of Mrs. Prewitts mother, Mrs. Gall
E. Pugh, and Mrs. Bell, mother of
the hostess. Following Miss Bell’s
party a buffet supper-was given by
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Moseley.
Mrs. Prewitt, who' is the widow
of Lt. Prewitt, U. S. M. C„ who lost
his life at Okinawa, will have as
her maid of honor Miss Jane Cos
tello who will be hostess Saturday
at cocktails for the bride and bride
groom-elect. Thejwo bridesmaids
will be Miss Bell and Miss Betty
Good. The latter will give a shower
for Mrs. Prewitt Wednesday.
Mr. Lynham, who is the son of
Mrs. Edgar” Harrington Lynham,
will have his brother, Mr. Cameron
T imVintv. OS Vtic hMt mAll
The ceremony will be performed
in St. Alban’s Church, the Bev. Dr.
Charles T. Warner officiating at 5
o’clock. Should Dr. Warner not be
well enough to be present, the Rev.
Malcolm Marshall, assistant rector,
will officiate. The reception will be
held in the Mayflower and Mr. Lyn
ham and his bride will be at home
after June 15 in the Kennedy
Warrefc where they have taken an
Mr. and Mrs. William Escaville
will give a cocktail party Friday for
Mrs. Prewitt and Mr. Lynham, and
they will be entertained at a simi
lar fete next Sunday by Mr. and
Mrs. A. Smith Bowman at Sunset
Hills. The Bowmans will be as
sisted in their entertainment by
their two sons and daughters-in
law, Mr. and Mrs. deLong Bowman
and Mr. and Mrs. A. Smith Bow
man, jr.
Miss Ehler to Wed
The engagement of her daughter,
Miss Lois Lucille Ehler, to Mr. John
R, Jacobs, jr., son of Mrs. Jacobs of
Arlington and the late Rev. Jacobs,
is announced by Mrs. Charles Ehler
of Washington. The wedding will
take place early next month.
The bride-elect is a graduate of
Mary Washington College and now
is with the Foreign Service Institute
of the Department of State. Her
fiance was graduated from George
Washington University and is an
attorney in Washington.
Notes of Interest
Mrs. Celia Fine is back from a
visit of three months in various sec
tions of the South.
• Mira, com Tj»uv uilr returned from
Tallahassee, Fla., where she spent
the winter.
Mrs. Louis Marks of Evansville,
Ind., will arrive this week for a visit
with her brother, Mr. Walter Nord
Laura Jane Seccombe, sister of the
bridegroom, who was junior brides
maid. Miss Shepherd and Miss
Frey were dressed like the matron
of honor, carrying pink roses, and
Miss Seccombe, who was in white
taffeta, also carried pink roses.
Isabel Jodon, niece of the bride,
was the flower girl and she also
wore white taffeta and carried a
basket of pink roses. Richard Jodon,
nephew of the bride, was the ring
bearer and was attired in white
Mr. Seccombe is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Seccombe of Ansonia,
Conn., and his brother, Mr. Charles
T. Seccombe, was his best man.
Another brother, Mr. Donald Sec
combe, and Mr. Francis R. Jodon.
brother of the bride, were the
The reception was held in the
home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Seccombe leaving later for a
Southern wedding trip. They will
nake their home in Bristol, Conn.
Lord Invercbapel
Heads Patron List
For May Benefit
The British Ambassador, Lord In
verchapel is a patron of the benefit
bazaar which will be held in the
Larz Anderson house on Massachu
setts avenue on Wednesday, May 21.
The affair, which is sponsored by
the Washington Committee for the
Pinhoe Community Center Fund,
will- take place from 11 a.m. to 7:30
pm. on that day.
Pinhoe is an ancient town in Dev7
onshire, England, where many
American Soldiers were quartered
during the war. In return for the
warm reception given them by the
English, Americans want to do
something for the people of that
community. Proceeds from the ba
zaar will go to a fund for building
a community center and health
clinic in Pinhoe.
A magnificent platinum fox scarf,
children’s handmade dresses, an
tiques, garden tools and furniture,
dress lengths of exclusive silk prints,
inffAt, a collection of articles vary
ing from needles to anchors, will
be sold. Cotton dresses for daytune
ana evening wear win oe muueieu
by Mrs. Eugene Carusi, Miss Wayne
Kittle aftd the Baker twins.
Mrs. Sidney de la Rue and Mrs.
Carrere Barbour are the prime
movers of the Washington commit
tee which also includes Mrs. Robert
P. Patterson, Mrs. James V. For
res tal, Mrs. W. Averell Harriman,
Mrs. Tom Clark, Mrs. Dwight D.
Eisenhower, Mrs. Dean Acheson,
Mrs. Millard E. Tydings, Mrs. Ar
thur H. Vandenberg, Mrs. J. William
Fulbright, Mrs. Leverett Saltonstall,
Mrs. Joseph Clark Grew, Mrs. J.
Pierrepont Moffat, Mrs. Dwight F.
Davis, Mrs. Thomas A. Stone, Mrs.
Duncan Phillips; Mrs. Grace Hen
dricks Eustis, Mrs. John Auchincloss,
Mrs. Benjamin Klttredge, Mrs.
Francis Colt de Wolf, Mrs. Robert
Gordon McKay, Mrs. F. Burrall
Hoffmann, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne
Chatfield - Taylor, Mrs. William
McKee Dunn, former Representative
and Mrs. Charles S. Dewey and a
number of others prominent in offi
cial and residential circles.
Tea is to be served on the terrace
overlooking the beautiful gardens
of the Anderson mansion. The pub
lic is cordially invited to come to
the bazaar. There is no admission
Bride-Fleet Feted
In Ancestral Home
Miss Charlotte Ailes and Miss
Jean O’Hearn entertained at a
luncheon-shower yesterday for Miss
Marie R. Gates, whose marriage to
Mr. Charles Edward Chambliss III
will take place tomorrow.
The party was given at the Old
Georgetown Inn which was formerly
known as the Ingleside and was the
home of the bride-elect’s great
grandfather. It was also the scene
of her grandmother’s wedding and
the birthplace of her mother.
The guests were Mrs. Roger H.
Gates, Mrs. Heath Berry, Mrs. Lil
lian M. Ailes. Mrs. Mathew C.
O’Hearn, Mrs. H. Rldgely, Mrs. C. E.
Chambliss, Mrs. Walter R. Ridgely,
Miss Joan Monroe, Miss Betty Har
ris. Miss Eleanor Woodson, Miss
Joan Darby, Miss Lucille Camalier,
Miss Aleda Carlson, Mrs. Perry
Chapman, Mrs. William M. Ken
nedy, jr., Mrs. Richard Hoddinott,
Mrs. Thomas Wilson, Mrs. Eari
Chandler, Mrs. William Crewe and
Miss Nancy Lee Laws.
The engagement of Miss
Rosemary Grace Thebo to
Mr. D. Stanton McCarney re
cently, was announced by Miss
Thebo’s parents. Mr. and Mrs.
Hubert A. Thebo. Mr. Mc
Carney is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Claude J. McCarney of
Burritt’s Rapids, Canada.
—Underwood Photo.
August Wedding
Announcement is made by Mrs.
Prank L. Hewitt of Silver Spring of
the engagement of her daughter,
Miss Nellie Virginia Hewitt, to Mr.;
George Beale Stinchcomb, the wed
ding to take place August 12.
Miss Hewitt is the daughter of
the late Mr. Hewitt and Mr. Stinch
comb is the son of Mr. George T.
Stinchcomb of Baltimore and the
late Mrs. Stinchcomb.
Miss Higgs Engaged
To Francis King
Col. and Mrs. James Haffard
Higgs were hosts at a luncheon in
their home in St. Louis yesterday
afternoon when they announced the
engagement of their daughter, Mias
Margaret Lois Higgs, to Mr. Fran
cis Craig King, son of Maj. and
Mrs. J. Craig King of Washington.
Mr. King is the grandson of the
late Byron E. Adams. He is a
graduate of Canterbury School and
Cornell University and served in the
Pacific with the Navy during the
war. He now Is residing in Cleve
land. ' -■
Miss Riggs attended Holy Cross
Academy and Georgetown Visita
tion Academy here, Marywood Con
vent in California and Maryville
College of the Sacred Heart in St.
No date has been set for the wed
Hostesses Named
For Art Exhibit
There wlU be an invitation open
ing to the one-man art show at the
United Nations Club on. May 15.
The club and the Whyte Gallery
are inviting club members and other
capitalites to see the works of the
well-known Italian painter and
lithographer. Andrea Pietro Zerega.
Following the opening day the show
will be open to the public until June
Hostesses for the opening, which
will be from 4:30 till 6:30, will be
Mrs. Dean Acheson. Countess Brlta
Wechtmeister, Mrs. Frank Kent. Jr.,
Mrs. Randolph Winslow, Mrs. Wilder
Lincoln, Mrs. Estes Kefauver, Mrs.
Claude Pepper, Mrs. Heath Moor
man and Mrs. Arnold Leuhman,
Chairman of the exhibit is Mrs.
Margretta Austin.
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